Watch this rock-climbing bear cub!
Mountain goats, youre on notice! A brave little bear cub followed its mother up a nearly vertical rock face. This video shows that bears can rock climb with the best of them.
The ability of bears to climb trees and ladders has been documented widely. But this is one of the first times bears climbing rocks have been recorded. It was caught by Stephanie Latimer, a self-described nature enthusiast. She captured the moment while kayaking through Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park in Texas.
These are Mexican Black Bears, a subspecies of black bear listed as endangered in Texas. They grow to weigh 200-400 pounds.
Watch on YouTube: http://youtube.com/embed/xAB9-VGIkzM
Critical thinking challenge: How can bears climb rock faces without the special equipment that humans require?